Results 1–20 of 2170 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Morrow

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly: Committee on Standing Orders (1 Jul 1998)

Mr Maurice Morrow: As you, Mr Initial Presiding Officer, said, the Democratic Unionist Party was at that meeting. But the composition of the Committees was not agreed. The Social Democratic and Labour Party was getting three Members but was not represented at the second meeting. So what we have in front of us was not agreed by the Whips’ today.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly: Adjournment Debates (5 Oct 1998)

Mr Maurice Morrow: A number of Members are disappointed that they were not drawn in today’s ballot, and I accept that not everybody could have been drawn out. Can you confirm, Mr Initial Presiding Officer, that those who have been drawn out will not be able to enter the next ballot?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly: Adjournment Debates (5 Oct 1998)

Mr Maurice Morrow: I would like further clarification. I am referring to those who will speak today. Can they be included in the next ballot?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly: Adjournment Debates (5 Oct 1998)

Mr Maurice Morrow: Mr McCartney may or may not be aware that he will not be included in the ballot by virtue of the fact that he is the Leader of a party. It will not be a ballot in the true sense of the word, because not every Member will have a chance to take part.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Statements by First Minister (Designate) and Deputy (26 Oct 1998)

Mr Maurice Morrow: On being informed this morning that the First Minister (Designate) and the Deputy First Minister (Designate) would be making a progress report to the Assembly on the way forward, I took my seat with baited breath. Alas, that anticipation was short-lived, because upon receiving a copy of the report I began to wonder what this was all about. When the people of Northern Ireland see the report...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Comprehensive Spending Review (9 Nov 1998)

Mr Maurice Morrow: I would like to draw the Minister’s attention to the removal of border security posts. This is an unnecessary waste of public funds. It has cost countless thousands of pounds to construct these posts, and it is now costing a similar amount to dismantle them. Would it not be more cost-effective to leave them in place and re-direct these resources to rebuilding police stations which have been...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Hospital Service (14 Dec 1998)

Mr Maurice Morrow: I welcome Mr McFall to the Assembly. I am not enthusiastic about his document, but that is understandable because I am a rural dweller with a rural constituency. The document shows that rural dwellers will soon be second-class citizens in the Health Service. The Minister stated that the future of the Health Service would be one of the greatest challenges facing this Assembly, and that may...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Report of First Minister (Designate) and Deputy (18 Jan 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: You are never wrong.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Report of First Minister (Designate) and Deputy (18 Jan 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: Is Mr Taylor in any doubt about that?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: Is the Member speaking to the motion?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: On a point of order. May I inform the House and the Member that Mr Robinson has left to attend to council business and that Dr Paisley has left to attend a funeral.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: I rise today as one of those who was deprived of the opportunity to speak on 18 January. The motion before the Assembly today is one of no confidence in the Initial Presiding Officer. I am a member of the Committee to Advise the Presiding Officer. Those who attend that Committee will recall that it decided that Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and, if necessary, Wednesday 20 January should be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: Mr Wilson is on record as saying that, if expedient, he would, of course, do those things in the future which would be an advantage to him or his party. He put "him" first. We know what motivates Mr Wilson: himself. I took the time to check the definition of "expedient" in the dictionary. It is quite interesting. It means to do something based on —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: I am trying to set the scene. The House carries out its business, and it is CAPO which decides what that business is. Never before, to the best of my knowledge, has the House or the Initial Presiding Officer refused to take the recommendations of CAPO.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: I repeat that CAPO’s recommendations have never been turned down, and I hope that Mr Wilson will take note. As I was about to say before I was interrupted, at least we know what motivates Mr Wilson. It has been said that he had additional reasons —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: During the Adjournment debate on 18 January, Mr Tierney of the SDLP indicated that he had been under the impression that the debate would go on. He said "I nearly voted along with the DUP tonight!" Maybe he is prone to exaggeration.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: Yes, and he went on "The reason was that I was told last week that I was speaking on Wednesday. At lunchtime today I was told that I was speaking tomorrow night — the fellow was undoubtedly confused, but then most members of the SDLP are — "and two hours ago I was told that I was speaking tonight." To keep favour with his Chief Whip, he then said "I am not criticising my Chief Whip" for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: Madam, had I been left alone, I would have been finished by now. In case it has slipped anyone’s mind, I want to draw the attention of the House to what was being debated on the day the guillotine was operated on Mr Wilson’s initiative. It was, of course, a report produced by a so-called Unionist Mr Trimble and by a strident Nationalist Mr Mallon. It is significant that a debate on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: Was it right for the Presiding Officer not to permit Members of the House to speak on that day even though they had already submitted their names? I conclude that he was wrong and that on this occasion he looked around and, under the pressure coming from the two largest political blocks, he wilted and decided to put the procedural Question. Everybody in the Assembly has a right to speak, but...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Presiding Officer:  No-Confidence Motion (1 Feb 1999)

Mr Maurice Morrow: I am concerned about the way in which the Initial Presiding Officer handled the Assembly sitting on 18 January. Will he allow himself to be used again in future sittings? A precedent has now been established, and future sittings will be abused in the same way that we witnessed on 18 January. We must keep in mind Mr J Wilson’s warning that expediency will be the order of the day. I...


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